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La Introducción… Continued is an expanded re-release of Carlos y Alejandra’s blockbuster 2009 debut La Introducción, the best selling Dominican album of that year, which garnered the duo three Premio Los Nuestro nominations in 2010 — unthinkable widespread industry recognition for a Bachata group before the early’00s, when groups like Aventura and Monchy y Alejandra began to enjoy substantial crossover success by fusing traditional Bachata with other popular Latin styles such as Vallenato and Ranchera. Carlos y Alejandra’s debut is very much indebted to the Bachata fusion styles popularized by these artists. La Introducción produced two massive singles, “Cuanto Duele,” a more traditional Bachata number that describes the pain that even devoted lovers can inflict on one another, and “Perdoname,” a salsa inflected tale of regret whose swooning chorus owes a little to the outsized grandeur of Marc Anthony’s 2004 hit “Ahora Quien.” This expanded re-release includes three newly recorded compositions, all written in collaboration with veteran arranger and songwriter Gabriel Cruz, plus videos for both “Cuanto Duele” and “Perdoname.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

La Introducción… Continued is an expanded re-release of Carlos y Alejandra’s blockbuster 2009 debut La Introducción, the best selling Dominican album of that year, which garnered the duo three Premio Los Nuestro nominations in 2010 — unthinkable widespread industry recognition for a Bachata group before the early’00s, when groups like Aventura and Monchy y Alejandra began to enjoy substantial crossover success by fusing traditional Bachata with other popular Latin styles such as Vallenato and Ranchera. Carlos y Alejandra’s debut is very much indebted to the Bachata fusion styles popularized by these artists. La Introducción produced two massive singles, “Cuanto Duele,” a more traditional Bachata number that describes the pain that even devoted lovers can inflict on one another, and “Perdoname,” a salsa inflected tale of regret whose swooning chorus owes a little to the outsized grandeur of Marc Anthony’s 2004 hit “Ahora Quien.” This expanded re-release includes three newly recorded compositions, all written in collaboration with veteran arranger and songwriter Gabriel Cruz, plus videos for both “Cuanto Duele” and “Perdoname.”

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About Carlos y Alejandra

Carlos y Alejandra are a bachata duo from the United States who made their full-length album debut with La Introduccíon in 2009. Founded in 2006, the duo is comprised of Carlos Vargas Franco, Jr. (born on October 16, 1984, in the Bronx, NY, of Dominican heritage) and Bianca Alejandra Felíz (born in Boston, MA, of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage). Machete Music released Carlos y Alejandra's first disc, which spawned the hit singles "Explícame," "Cuanto Duele," and "Cafecito." After winning a Premios lo Nuestro award for Soloist or Group Revelation of the Year, their debut album was re-released with three new songs as La Introduccíon: Continued in 2010. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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